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Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Summer Guide

 If the weather chooses not to cooperate with your beach plans, visit one of the lakefront's indoor venues
05.17.2013 | | Posted at 12:20 PM

Celebrate International Museum Day and Kohl's Art Generation Family Sunday

By Peggy Sue
Make this Saturday or Sunday a family art day while celebrating International Museum Day on May 18th, a day that honors all museums first founded in 1970's. The Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum plan exceptional programs for families this weekend, whether Wisconsin weather rains or shines. In West Bend, the new Museum of Wisconsin Art celebrates International Museum Day on Satu...
Monday, April 29, 2013
 Tasting Triumph: A beautiful spring day did not deter more than 1,500 hungry and thirsty visitors from attending the Shepherd Express’ first Stein and Dine Beer, Cheese, and Sausage Festival. Guests sipped and
04.26.2013 | | Posted at 02:10 PM

Remembering A Remarkable Women

By Peggy Sue
A tribute exhibition opened at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the Mezzanine Gallery April 23. The one wall gallery  while pared down for space, illustrates volumes about a remarkable, versatile woman in: “Remembering Cissie Peltz: Artist. Collector. Friend.” A 2012 miniature portrait of the exhuberent Cissie Peltz came courtesy of Carol J. Pylant, an accomplished artist in her own right t...
Monday, April 22, 2013

MAM remembers Milwaukee’s first art museum

 For anyone curious about the history of the visual arts in Milwaukee, the current 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Milwaukee Art Museum affords visitors the opportunity to explore this issue. At the center of the festivities in
04.22.2013 | | Posted at 04:18 PM
By Peggy Sue
Spring Gallery Night brought chilly winds, yet the crowds discovered their untiring enthusiasm for Milwaukee art, so the galleries and venues were filled. Numerous people ventured to see “Eggs Benedict” at the Portrait Society Gallery, Niki Johnson’s portrait of the former Pope constructed from 17,000 condoms, which the gallery is now offering for sale. Each version of Johnson's image, or ea...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
 Think Spring: Guests received a rare glimpse of spring at Samara Garden and Home’s indoor garden party. Visitors mingled under arbors and trellises, eying and buying exquisite, handmade garden art and antique
04.07.2013 | | Posted at 08:43 PM

Celebrate with the MOWA and MAM

By Peggy Sue
In a grand scale art celebration in Southeastern Wisconsin, two museums reached important milestones this past week. The Museum of Wisconsin Art (now called MOWA), opened its doors this April to four new galleries, a gift shop and expansive, sparkling educational facilities. Their first exhibition “Antifragile; Contemporary Glass” features elite Wisconsin glassmakers transforming the difficult...
02.22.2013 | | Posted at 03:47 PM
By Peggy Sue
In a serendipitous complement to the Milwaukee Art Museum’s recently opened exhibition “Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America,” Tory Folliard Gallery presents their interpretation of how artists explore color in the exhibition titled “COLOR!”  While no photography arrived at Folliard’s gallery this winter, ten fine artists find their individual expression by working...

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